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Kaleb Zuidema

  • position Throws
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Midland Park, N.J.
  • High school Midland Park
  • position Throws
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Midland Park, N.J.
  • High school Midland Park

Kaleb Zuidema Bio

2014 SEC Outdoor Javelin Bronze Medalist
2014 Second Team All-SEC Javelin
2014, 2016 Honorable Mention All-American: Javelin
2016 SEC Community Service Team
2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic
2013, 2014, 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

National qualifier in the javelin… had his best season yet in terms of consistency and distance, going the entire spring without a mark below 220 feet… opened the season with a throw of 228-3 to place fourth in the javelin at the Shamrock Invite… finished second at the Spec Towns Invite and Seminole Invite… broke out a bit PR to score for the team at the conference meet, finishing fourth with a new best of 233-2… that qualified him for the regional meet, where he booked a trip to Eugene with an 11th-place finish (223-0)… threw 227-5 at nationals, earning him 20th place.

Continued to lead the team as its top javelin thrower… opened the season with a win at the Shamrock Invite (215-0)… threw for a season-best 221-11 at the Florida Relays to take fourth… won the Bill Carson with a heave of 212-9… matched his season high to take sixth at the Penn Relays (221-11)… opened competition at the SEC Championships with a season-best throw of 223-3, which earned him seventh place… qualified for regionals, where he just barely missed a second straight trip to nationals (14th overall).

Javelin specialist…finally healthy after two redshirt years and multiple surgeries…Second Team All-SEC honoree finished in the top three of four javelin competitions in 2014, including a win in the collegiate section at Penn Relays…in his breakthrough at Penn Relays, recorded a heave of 228’6″ (69.66m) that ranked him third in school history…captured bronze at SEC Outdoors, improving his PR to 229’2″ (69.87m) and went on to earn his first NCAA Outdoor bid with a throw of 225’2″ (68.65m)…finished 21st at NCAA Outdoors with a throw of 204’11 (62.47m) to receive Honorable Mention All-America nod.

Did not compete.

Did not compete, medical redshirt.

United States Champion with a win at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals … ranked fourth in the nation in the javelin throw … competed at the USA Junior National Championships, taking fourth overall at 207-9 … owns the New Jersey state record … went undefeated as a junior, including a Penn Relays victory … two-time New Jersey Meet of Champions winner.

Outdoor Personal Records

71.07m (233-2) (5/13/16 SEC Outdoors)